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Free food pantries in Marietta and Cobb County.

If you need food, get information on various free pantries, soup kitchen, food banks near you, and distribution centers in Cobb County Georgia. There are also government resources available, such as SNAP food stamps or USDA free school lunches. A number of services and assistance programs are offered to the low income and people facing an emergency in the area.

Many of the Cobb County charitable food pantries partner together and can refer families as well as individuals to other agencies, churches, or resources in the community. This in effect allows them to help the greatest number of people in the region. There is also a toll free referral number at the bottom of the page for more information on hunger prevention.

Anyone who is facing an emergency or hardship situation may be able to stop by a food bank for support in the form of, meals, groceries, meats, vegetables, personal hygiene supplies and countless other perishable items. Many Cobb County locations also give free vouchers for Christmas meals, Thanksgiving turkeys, as well as holiday help. Rarely, if ever, will anyone be turned away if they ask for assistance. At the very least an individual may be redirected to other programs in the County or maybe state government assistance programs.

MUST Marietta and Smyrna - Ministries United for Service and Training
Location of pantry is - 460 Pat Mell Rd.
Smyrna, Georgia 30080
Call (770) 436-9514

Acworth Emergency Food Pantry - Mars Hill Presbyterian Church
3385 Mars Hill Rd.
Acworth, Georgia 30101
Telephone: 770-419-5649
Offers free food to people in an emergency situation. Meals, counseling, and referrals to charities may also be provided if needed.




Christian Aid Mission Partnership/CAMP
Location of facility - 6289 Veterans Memorial Hwy. #12-A, Bldg. 12
Austell, Georgia 30168
Phone - (770) 819-0662
People of all backgrounds and religion can receive assistance. Whether financial, free holiday food, baby formula, or more, help is offered. More on Christian Aid Mission assistance programs.

My Brother's Keeper
Address: 3230 Meadowlark Ln.
Kennesaw, GA 30152
Telephone: (678) 719-1093

GraceLife Church - Joseph's Storehouse
Address is 1083 Allgood Rd.
Marietta, GA 30062
Phone number is (770) 971-4232
A free food pantry is open to the public. Items are based on donations. There may be cereal, fresh fruits and vegetables, paper products, dairy, bread, and many other items.

Center for Family Resources
995 Roswell St., NE Ste. 100, Mansour Center
Marietta, Georgia 30060
Call (770) 428-2601
Case managers can direct clients to local pantries. They also have applications on government programs such as USDA Commodities, SNAP food stamps, summer meals for students and much more. More on food programs at the Center for Family Resources.





Loaves and Fishes @ St. John the Wonderworker Parish
Address is 543 Cherokee Ave. SE
Atlanta, GA 30313
Telephone number is 404-577-6330
A free food pantry, soup kitchen and other assistance programs are offered. Get diapers, baby formula, Pasta,  Dried beans, Cranberry sauce, Canned Vegetables, and dry canned groceries too. There may also be feminine products, laundry detergent, household cleaning supplies and other goods. Or the elderly get free Meals on Wheels services.

Cobb County Georgia Salvation Army
Address - 202 Waterman St.
Marietta, Georgia 30060
Main phone number - (770) 724-1640
Get information on a number of programs for you and your family. They range from free food and groceries up through social services, clothing and financial assistance. There are also seasonal Thanksgiving and Christmas meals in Cobb County. Summer camp snacks for children can also be arranged, and immigrants are helped too. Get help apply for food stamps, WIC, and other aid too. More on food assistance Salvation Army Cobb County.

Milford Baptist Church
1030 Milford Church Road
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 435-8720

SVDP St. Joseph Church
Location is 87 Lacy Street
Marietta, Georgia 30060
Call 770-425-5158
They help Cobb County low income families, the elderly, and others get the food as well as groceries they need. The charity is part of Saint Vincent de Paul, and they help immigrants too as well as Spanish speakers.

Survivors Outreach Center, Inc.
Marietta, GA 30064
Telephone number is (404) 532-9016
Social services are offered. This includes classes on shopping, using unit pricing, ESL workshops, food, clothes, and even paper goods or personal toiletries.

First Christian Church Food Pantry
569 Frasier St. SE,
Marietta, Georgia 30060
they only help residents of Cobb County. Seniors, minorities, low income families, children, the disabled and others can get groceries, fruit, meat, and other food from the free pantry.





Sweetwater Mission
clothing bank and food bank is at 6130 Hotel St.
Austell, GA 30106
(770) 819-0662
Struggling families can get free emergency food, clothes, ingredients for a meal, pots or pans, and other supplies. Single parents may get free baby formula, or students snacks during the summer months.  There may be Pantry Staples such as soap, Canned Juices, and other goods.

Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church
Address is 4385 Lower Roswell Rd.
Marietta, GA 30068
Phone - (770) 971-2880

Family Life Restoration Center, Inc.
6105 Mableton Pkwy.
Mableton, GA 30126
Call (770) 944-1066 for hours of food distribution. The center can also refer Cobb County Georgia families to other financial assistance and food programs.

First Baptist of Mableton - Lighthouse Community Ministries, Inc.
Location - 5385 Church St.
Mableton, GA 30126
Phone number - (770) 944-1719
Perishable items. Baby supplies, formula, and holiday meals are all distributed.

Cobb Vineyard
Food pantry and soup kitchen are at 3206 Old 41 Hwy.
Kennesaw, Georgia 30144
678) 574-0005

Greater Community Mission Center
406 Roswell St.
Marietta, GA 30060
(770) 590-8510
Call for information on thrift stores, clothing, groceries, and social services.





MUST Marietta - Ministries United for Service and Training
Address - 1407 Cobb Pkwy.
Marietta, Georgia 30062
Phone number - (770) 427-9862

Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church - Light of Hope Community Outreach
The main address is 566 Whitlock Ave.
Marietta, GA 30064
Phone - (770) 428-3681
A soup kitchen can also help the homeless or people in poverty. Hot meals, breakfast, lunch boxes and even sandwiches may be passed out.

Schaffer Road Church of Christ
554 Schaffer Rd.
Marietta, GA 30060
Dial (770) 437-9047 to reach a representative at the church.

Shepherd's House
Location - 933 Roswell St.
Marietta, Georgia 30060
Phone number - (770) 792-0097
Some clients can be referred to a Meals on Wheels service.

Storehouse Ministries of Noonday Baptist Association
Confidential Address
Marietta, Georgia 30066
(770) 428-8410
Emergency bags of groceries, items such as personal hygiene supplies or paper goods, and support is for low income families and seniors. Basic household needs, including detergent, floor cleaners, wipes, and more. They also help minorities as well as Hispanics and Latinos, or immigrants.

Turner Chapel AME Church
Church location is 492 N. Marietta Pkwy.
Marietta, Georgia 30060
Phone: (770) 422-6791

Greater True Vine Church of God in Christ, Inc.
4122 Austell Powder Springs Rd.
Powder Springs, GA 30127
Phone - (404) 397-7914
Call to make an appointment for meals and free food.

Walton Nursing Hospice Services, Inc.
Address of services administered - 3401 Florence Cir. Ste. 100
Powder Springs, Georgia 30127
Dial - (770) 222-6801
The non-profit partners with the senior citizen Agency on Aging in Cobb County. Meals on Wheels, recreational activities, Medicare applications, and congregate meals are served to the elderly.





Additional free food programs in Cobb County

For additional free, emergency food pantries near you, or for information on federal or state of Georgie benefits that can prevent hunger, call 888-976-2232 or 404-892-9822. Information is in Spanish and English. Examples of services in Cobb County may be Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), WIC for single or new mothers, Meals on Wheels for the elderly and of course SNAP food stamps.


By Jon McNamara

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